• Unrated, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Sarah Watt
    In Theaters:
    Feb 19, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 13, 2010
  • Strand Releasing


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My Year Without Sex Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-meaning yet consistently underwhelming domestic drama that rarely packs the emotional punch that Watt has obviously intended.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

March 16, 2011
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Testing a family for breaking points within a comic framework is not exactly new territory, but Watt's scripting is sharp and she plays fast and loose with audience expectation in the cliche department.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 21, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

We get to care for the characters, but would like to have understood them better.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 5, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A gem of a film: a wonderfully observed snapshot that canvasses the emotional pulse of a family in the suburbs. It's the slant with which Watt affectionately embraces her characters that make it so engaging.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 5, 2009
Anders Wotzke

A delightfully modest film that overcomes its narrative lulls with authentically crafted characters and astute observations of everyday life.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2009
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

[Watt] is a a filmmaker to treasure.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

May 29, 2009
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

A year without sex is actually one of the lesser challenges that Watt tackles, with stout heart and a rich instinct for human comedy.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4/5

May 29, 2009
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Watt strives to cram a great deal into a small space, but her special triumph is that the strain never shows. My Year Without Sex stands as the most accomplished Australian film so far this year.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia)

May 29, 2009
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

While there are occasions where the film appears to be going nowhere in particular, the undeniable believability of the characters makes the wait for a return to relevance simply whiz by.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2009
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)

While My Year Without Sex tackles life and potential death issues head on, it is, put simply, bloody funny.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

May 26, 2009
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

There's a lovely assurance to Sarah Watt's screenplay and direction, she knows her characters well and her affection shows.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2009
Michael Adams
Empire Magazine Australasia

Funny, moving, tense and entertaining, it's a strong follow-up to the sublime Look Both Ways.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4/5

May 26, 2009
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

It's [the] honest, natural performances and the way most average Aussies will relate to their sorry situation that makes My Year Without Sex all worth it.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 26, 2009
Richard Kuipers
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February 23, 2012
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